The winners of the 2023 Western NZIA Native Structure Awards have been introduced at an awards ceremony held at TSB Showplace, New Plymouth on Friday 16 June. 9 initiatives have been awarded throughout six classes encompassing small builds, civic structure and multi-unit.
The awarded initiatives have been chosen from a shortlist of fourteen. The shortlist was compiled by a jury led by Thanh Nguyen (Beca Architects) and rounded out by architects Belinda Tuohy (structure +), Ian Pritchard (Architect Ian Pritchard), and lay juror Sally McDonald.
The profitable initiatives are:
Tapuae Home by Gibbons Architects
The coastal farmhouse is inside a 60-hectare working cattle farm. The constructing platform was closely modified by the earlier proprietor and the brand new dwelling, sitting quietly on the land, efficiently ameliorates this.
Planning is direct. The mounga (dormitory) and seaward (residing) pavilions kind a sheltered central courtyard, full with a swimming pool. The operable timber brise soleil gives refuge from wind and glare from the Tasman Sea. This pleasant constructing is pragmatic in nature however music for the soul.
Kanuka Drive House by Hyndman Taylor Architects
Positioned on a compact city web site adjoining Manawatū Golf course, this dynamic house is designed round a development of shifting angles that direct views throughout the golf green and differentiate inner areas.
A well-provisioned programme inside the envelope permits for prolonged household and pals to remain. The 2 residing areas really feel related through the central kitchen, but keep their very own sense of intimacy and particular person character. The ceiling elevation is rigorously articulated with tall skylights that create contrasting experiences of enclosure and loftiness. The detailing is meticulous. Giant custom-printed porcelain tiles clad the outside and inside, with crisp mitre joints at angular junctions. Precision of supplies makes each view a delight.
Resene Color Award
This dynamic dwelling sits respectfully alongside the Manawatū Golf course, with the fabric palette complimenting the golf green and inexperienced. Giant custom-printed porcelain tiles to each the outside and inside present a textural softness that brightens the darkish exterior metallic cladding and inside timber lining. White kitchen joinery, toilet vanities and inside doorways with beneficiant tubular pull-handles present a crispness among the many pure supplies. Color is rigorously launched by marble tiles within the bogs, and sculptural inexperienced tiles to the curved wall within the powder room.
Whanganui Mumu – Whanganui By Design by Dalgleish Architects
The Whanganui By Design exhibition is positioned on the mezzanine degree of the Whanganui Museum. The L-shaped exhibition house begins with vibrant dividers primarily based on a tartan sample, which inspires guests to decelerate and expertise the house. Daring use of color and sample create an sudden and profitable backdrop to the shows. A mixture of lighting and suspended show items inside the circumstances offers respiratory house to the color, whereas celebrating the objects inside.
Resene Color Award
Color creates a putting, playful development by the L-shaped house. That is achieved by the profitable layering of tartan-inspired laser-cut panels that not solely function ornamental components, but additionally encourage pure movement by the house. Calming yellow within the show circumstances is paired completely with the burnt orange and inexperienced panels.
Renal Unit – Taranaki Base Hospital by Warren and Mahoney Architects
The Renal Unit at Taranaki Base Hospital is a world-leader as a zero-carbon, zero-energy healthcare constructing, and creates an exemplary surroundings for dialysis therapy. Spanning a valley planted with native bushes, the sustainably sourced timber boardwalk bisects the modest kind, creating distinct affected person/clinician areas, along with degree entry from each the road and hospital.
Set in a residential zone, the constructing responds appropriately by way of scale and materiality. Within the architect’s personal phrases, the constructing gives “a way of hope, leisure and entry to nature”.
Higgins Household Holdings Head Workplace by Novak+Middleton
Sitting parallel to the main-trunk railroad, this new workplace constructing establishes a dynamic frontage to the commercial zone behind. The design utilises and showcases the optimistic attributes of concrete, combining it with glulam know-how to ship an energy-efficient construction. The concrete floor flooring anchors the constructing kind, offering a sturdy surroundings for employees facilities, a truckie’s kitchen and coaching room. The glulam higher flooring supplies a light-weight construction that floats above its base, with triangular pop-ups to the roof giving further elevation. The triangular geometry recurs within the inexperienced Kaynemaile screens to the façade, including a playfulness and moderating the interior surroundings. The ensuing workspace feels shielded from the encircling industrial actions, but strongly related to the pure surroundings.
Puketapu Faculty Roll Development Lecture rooms by Ardern Peters Architects
Rigorously designed and sited into the present context, the brand new classroom constructing supplies a balanced combine of enjoyment and calm that homes a hive of scholar exercise inside. The general format allows a various vary of actions to occur concurrently and comfortably within the interconnected versatile areas. Inside finishes and color scheme combine the native cultural narrative, whereas acknowledging the wants for college kids to have their very own inventive contribution. The robust client-and-architect relationship affords broader group outcomes, which is on the coronary heart of Puketapu Faculty.
Inexperienced Faculty New Zealand Kina by Boon
Positioned on the outskirts of New Plymouth, a big kina, Stage 2 of Inexperienced Faculty, is nestled amongst hundreds of native bushes on the base of Mt Taranaki looking to the ocean. The kina kind is well known with an natural, round form to create a protected and nurturing studying surroundings, with school rooms all opening to a shared central play house.
A timber construction, pushed piles, materials choice and emphasis on insulation and air flow methods make sure the constructing mirrors the environmental values the varsity is modelled on. The kina patterning options all through inner areas, with timber acoustic panelling shaping the round inside.
Tāwharau Ora – Faculty of Veterinary Sciences by Lab-works Structure and CCM Architects in affiliation
This venture offered the chance for Massey College to showcase its world- main veterinary programme to the general public and wider campus. The shut collaboration between Lab-works Structure and CCM Architects has delivered a flagship facility for Massey College that exceeds all expectations. The design improved on studying from world-leading amenities to create a brand new benchmark in fixing a posh set of technical necessities, whereas offering an unexpectedly distinctive and playful surroundings for its customers. The wants of employees and college students, in addition to the general public and their animals, are respectfully thought of and mirrored in each facet of the result. Moments of enjoyment are discovered on this extremely technical spatial programme.
Chateau Tongariro Resort (1929) by Corridor & Marchant, Architect Herbert W. Corridor
Tongariro is New Zealand’s oldest nationwide park and a twin World Heritage space. This standing acknowledges the park’s significance to Māori cultural and religious values.
The Chateau Tongariro Resort embodies a timeless class and is rooted deeply in New Zealand’s heritage. Designed by Timaru-based architect Herbert Corridor (1881-1939), the neo-Georgian resort was constructed of strengthened concrete however designed to resemble a standard Georgian brick constructing. The resort was luxuriously appointed, with panoramic home windows, cold and hot working water to all rooms, and tasteful furnishings. Its place in Aotearoa New Zealand’s architectural historical past is greater than a constructing that’s extremely recognisable. The Chateau represents architectural excellence in an period when the nation was unsure about its vernacular however aspired to showcase its marvel.
Constructed by Fletcher Building, it was formally opened on 13 November 1929.
The NZIA Structure Awards programme is supported by Resene and APL.